Superstar Semi-Final: David Hunter leaves in penultimate sing-off
So last night, I was away from Superstar and my favourite contestant, Jesus lookalike Nathan James, was eliminated mainly because Andrew Lloyd-Webber took him to task over a tweet someone made of him wearing a Crown of Thorns. Anyway, we’re now down to the final four who all got to sing a song from the actual show one of them will be appearing ‘What’s the Buzz’ in which I decided that Roger is my current favourite to win, before we saw that tonight, Dawn French will be offering some sort of advice to each of the finalists.
First up was Rory, who performed a very mediocre version of Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight which the crowd when nuts over, but not before Dawn told him not to worry about his height then gave him a troll. Jason kicked off proceedings by telling Rory that he has great tone, delivered a brilliant performance and has a special vocal quality before describing him as the rock star in the competition.
Mel told Rory she knew his performance was going to be special as it is one of her all-time favourite songs, and he’s fast becoming one of her favourite singers. Dawn told Rory he was assured and that she totally trusts him she also feels that he could front an amazing band, but she didn’t know that was after or instead of getting the part of Jesus, however she did conclude that he made a mighty bid for the part. Andrew concluded by telling Rory he was extraordinary, that he’d eat up any arena, that is voice is clear as a bell and that he would be fantastic in the role.
Ben asked Dawn a pre-rehearsed question about forgetting his words, to which she joked about tattooing his entire body before also giving him a troll. Ben’s song was Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’ a talent show favourite which he delivered in a melancholy way while giving dramatic looks towards camera. Dawn kicked off the judgments describing Ben as a show-stopper, saying that his performance was sublime and heart-breaking, also telling him that he’s played his trump card at the most perfect moment. Jason described Ben’s vocal stamina as insane, describing him as a real triple threat before telling him that watching him every night is becoming a real event. Mel tells Ben she doesn’t know what to say about him anymore, saying that he delivered another extraordinary vocal finally Andrew tells him that the Lord is awed.
Up next was Roger who Dawn inevitably took the chance to kiss, and again there was another troll, then Roger went out to play to his strength on Otis Redding’s ‘Hard to Handle’. Mel started off by telling that he’s got the moves, complementing on his energy and told him she loved it. Dawn described it as hip-thrustingly marvellous, joking that she may be pregnant but she doesn’t mind she also ordered him to stay threatening to restrain him in an inappropriate way. Jason applauded Roger for coming back stronger every time, describing him as the spirit of the contest. Finally, Andrew called his performance a showcase for what he does best describing him as an old song and dance man.
Dawn told David to get someone to punch him in the face to wake him if he felt tired during his performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, and I have to say that I’d be right at the front of that queue as he delivered yet another over-the-top performance, this time crooning along with Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’. Dawn praises David for always being true to himself, describing him as fantastic and telling him he has extraordinary qualities. Mel loved David’s intepration of the song, while Jason described it as a masterclass in acting, he said that David’s vocals are always great and that he deserves a place in the final. Andrew described it as a really interesting interpretation of the song, though after last night, he doesn’t know if dancing is his area before telling him he’d cast him Sunset Boulevard tomorrow, so I don’t know if that means that he can’t see him play Jesus. The lord then summed things up by saying that any of them could play Jesus, and that he had four fantastic boys, so do we really need the public to keep voting? Well the answer is obviously yes.
After Katherine Jenkins performed it was revealed that Rory and David were in the bottom two, Andrew’s notes on the song were not to give any notes, but they just were to be themselves on their sing-off performance of No Matter What from Whistle Down the Wind. Andrew surprised everyone, or at least myself, by saving Rory over David as he thinks the former would be able to handle a rock musical arena tour. David did the usual charming I’m sorry to be going but you could see in his eyes that he wanted to win.
Anyway the final three are Roger, Ben and Rory so whose your favourite to win? And more importantly who do you want to win? Leave Your Comments Below.